The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read: (and Your Children Will Be Glad That You Did)
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Every parent wants their child to be happy and every parent wants to avoid screwing them up (they way their parents did!). But ...more
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Giveaway dates: Jan 03 - Jan 19, 2020
Countries available: U.S.
I often try to read books on parenting, more for insight really, but if I can take some tips from it - great! This relatively short book is broken into sections, each detailing how to engage with your child and approach various situations. I found it to be both interesting and practical, and I really appreciated Perry's approach of trying to understand things from your child's perspective before you act.
I particularly enjoyed the section on socialisation and the qualities children (and ...more
I feel like I understand the children in my life - and myself when I was a child - better after reading this. On the whole, society doesn't encourage us to see things from a child's point of view - we are quick to dismiss their feelings as "being silly" and so on. I will never do that again after ...more
This is not a book providing quick fixes and solutions, but rather one which will increase your understanding of what ...more
Firstly, it’s so easy to read, meaning difficult concepts are explained throughly and great examples used.
Secondly, good to read for all ages, pregnancy to adulthood.
Thirdly, great advice.
Philippa Perry is a psychotherapist and I truly appreciated her forgiving, kind hearted approach to parenting in the book. It is not often in today’s society that parents are given permission to acknowledge we don’t always get it right in an in judgmental way. It is a refreshing approach and I am sure many parents would have had times when this book would have been like a big hug on tough days.
I enjoyed reading about how our parenting is affected ...more
Above all, for me, this is a book about the transforming force of listening and learning and loving *together* ...more
It's very well written and has quite a few examples on how to deal with certain situations, for example when your kid is throwing a tantrum, or how you can build trust, or how a parent should tackle difficult conversations/topics. This book challenged quite a few of my ...more